As a student at the NFTS you are provided with extensive support throughout your time at the School. You will have access to essential academic support through your tutors and Head of Department, as well as practical support such as finance and accommodation. The School also offers dedicated support to international students, disabled students, and others with additional needs.
- Disability and Mental Health Support
The School will help co-ordinate support arrangements and resources to enable disabled students to benefit fully from their time with us. Students with long term health conditions, mental health conditions, physical or sensory impairments and specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia are all entitled to support.
Advice and guidance on applying for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA) for UK students is available from the Student Support and Wellbeing team, and we work with all students to recommend reasonable adjustments for teaching, learning and assessments of courses.
Students are encouraged to apply for DSA as soon as they have received an acceptance of a place at NFTS; it can take over 10 weeks from applying to receiving support – so early application ensure that support can be in place at the start of the term. You can find out more about DSA on the gov.uk website.
- Health and Wellbeing Support
We can advise you on local health and wellbeing services, and can refer you to a range of expert professional services when needed.
If you are worried about your health or wellbeing, or that of a friend, we will always try to help.
Our advice is impartial and there to help you make your own decisions, and if we can’t help we’ll always look to refer you to people or organisations that can.
You are encouraged to register with a local NHS GP/Doctors surgery. You can find your nearest GP surgery to your term-time address by visiting the NHS website.You can also report to us any incidences in which you are involved, either here at the School or anywhere else.
Alongside the student union, the student support team promote health and wellbeing activities. In the past these have included wellbeing week, yoga, mindfulness, craft workshops, organised local walks and a large range of sporting activities. Details of activities are made available to enrolled students via our Workplace platform and notice boards around site.
For urgent support outside the office hours of 9am-4pm , please contact:
The Samaritans - 116 123
NHS Direct - 111
Emergency Services: Fire, Ambulance or Police - 999
- Housing Support
Via our links with local landlords and letting agencies, we can provide assistance finding affordable accommodation in the local area(s) surrounding the School.
When applicants are offered a place on their chosen course, they are given access to a private accommodation page which is a platform to view accommodation listings, advertise accommodation and make contact with other students at the NFTS.
We recommend thoroughly researching your accommodation. Please refer to the pdf documents below to help guide you through this process:
- Cost of Living
- The amounts provided in the table are only a guide to students in planning their expenditure throughout their studies. They should not be used as a fixed or absolute statement of costs. If you are an international student and require a student VISA to study in the UK, you will also have to comply with the minimum funds required in order to issue your CAS (Confirmation of Assignment).
Approximate cost of living in Beaconsfield and High Wycombe*
*For those living in High Wycombe, you would expect the rent to be slightly lower and the transport costs to be slightly higher. Students living in London would expect the rental costs to be higher (around £750) and the transport costs would be higher (around £95).
- International Student Support
Requirements and information on applying for a student visa as an international student is available on our Students from abroad webpage.
We also provide support for our American students who wish to apply for the US Federal Loan. You can find out more about the process of this loan on our American Students page.
- Financial Support
We are on-hand to provide you with advice and recommend avenues of research for funding. The NFTS runs frequent financial surgeries for students to speak confidentially to our Student Wellbeing and Finance team. They can also offer advice on budgeting and money management. More information on this is provided once you are an enrolled NFTS student.
Please also refer to our student funding page for more information on funding, scholarships and student loans.
- Student Union
An alternative space for students to voice their views, concerns and ideas. The student union compromise of 3 student union reps and a student union President. The student union are advisory but on hand to provide support and help guide you through your time at the NFTS. They are also there for implementing and planning student groups, activities and social events throughout the year.